Jack Hertz blends synthesized drones with stormy field recordings in his first contribution to Webbed Hand's Rain series.
Rain is a long form version of the ambient track "A Gathering of Clouds," recorded for the Album In A Day Volume 5 project by BFW Recordings. All Drones were improvised live in the studio on 6 Native Instruments FM8 synthesizers and custom iPad controller with MIDI-Touch. Rain and thunder field recordings were added later to the final mix.
Cover images and video footage from the 1993 Rain in the U.S.A. animation courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
Rain is a series of conceptual tracks produced for Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for quiet listening while meditating, writing, or going to sleep. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes, with motifs played out cyclically rather than progressively, in order to induce relaxed states.